Greater Boston Labor Council Supports Boston College Graduate Employees Union - UAW

Executive Secretary-Treasurer Richard Rogers joined the BC Graduate Employees Union (UAW) along with Senator Eldrige in delivering a petiton to Father William Leahy, President of Boston College urging him to stop the administrations retaliation against workers participating in unionization effforts.

For more than a year, BC's administration has refused to honor the results of these workers’ decisive, democratic vote in favor of unionization. Now theadministration has opted to unjustly discipline more than a dozen graduate student workers who engaged in peaceful efforts to distribute leaflets and exercise their free speech right to inform the public of the college’s refusal to bargain. President Leahy's attempt to silence these workers is unacceptable and directly contradicts Jesuit values.